Psychology

New psilocybin research suggests ‘set and setting’ are crucial to helping patients get better

Researchers from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London have published a paper providing new evidence that when it comes to psychedelic-assisted therapy, a positive “[mind] set and setting” may be crucial to long-term improvements in a patient’s mental health.

The new study acknowledges that unaccounted-for components may influence outcomes more than, or as much as, the criteria in the ACS questionnaire. Music choice, priming, insights gained, and the relationship with the therapist may play a more important role than whether the patient felt a positive sense of connection and openness versus cognitive impairment, loss of control, and/or anxiety.

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New psilocybin research suggests ‘set and setting’ are crucial to helping patients get better
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